Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Nicholas Tower

January 30, 2004

Nicholas Tower

I've been studying Trinidad's new tallest building for months, even before construction was completed. In Trinidad, a 21-storey blue-glass lenticular building tends to stick out... well, like Yao Ming at a kindergarten. The question was, what was the right time of day to get an ideal lighting angle to make the building stand out against the sky.

I was fortunate to catch something quite close to ideal. Grey rain clouds rolling in from one side as the background, sunny, blue sky with puffy white clouds reflecting off the building on the other side. I really like the contrasts that this composition shows. Not just the skies, but the shapes, and even the old vs. new.

And no, I don't have a perspective correcting lens. I used Photoshop to restore the vertical lines.

Posted by phototakeouter at 01:11 AM | Comments (10)

I love the contrast on the building. It makes it stand out well.

February 9, 2006 05:13 PM,

Two words to describe the building and photograph "absolutely impressive".

April 24, 2005 09:20 AM, Russ E. H

It is a very impressive photo. It makes me ansty to go back to Port of Spain as soon as I can to take a look at the buildings. I've seemed to just take them all for granted.

April 6, 2005 10:31 AM, Velvet

This is a very impressive photo. I pass by this building every day and have never seen it look so amazing (maybe becasue I don't go outside when it's set up to rain so :)

April 1, 2005 07:24 PM, Ana

This is an exceptional photo taken the right time from the right angle

April 1, 2005 11:33 AM, tasos

A very well structured shot - the lamppost or ccvtv is perfectly placed and the dark clouds contrast with the light on the buildings. Well seen. I could never imagine Trinidad with such modern high rise buildings.

March 13, 2005 03:05 PM, brita

Wow, that is a nice looking building and well captured too! I really like the blue, that shade has to be my favorite.

March 12, 2005 09:02 AM, Patrick

This is amazing. That you accomplished this contrast by waiting for the perfect lighting and angle is truly impressive.

January 30, 2005 01:24 PM, chiaroscuro

I was wondering if you have any info. regarding the vernacular architecture of Trinidad and Tobago and if it is being incorporated into moder designs.

November 4, 2004 02:02 AM, Bilal


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